Solution: For starters, find ways to minimize some of the wood finishes.
Wood floors can be reduced under an area rug
or hidden completely under wall-to-wall carpet
. Dated woodwork can be painted to freshen the scheme. Once some finishes are neutralized, let your furnishings, art, and accessories help support the remaining wood finishes by incorporating fabrics in the same tones.
In this bedroom
, a pair of console tables in two different finishes blends right in with khaki fabrics in the same tone. The finish of the bench is repeated with the dark side tables and pillows.